Dogs And Adaptive Re-Use In A Single Story? But Of Course!
Mar12

Dogs And Adaptive Re-Use In A Single Story? But Of Course!

It’s not often that you see a story about adaptive reuse architecture and dogs. Read on and you’ll see how they come together quite well. When Google began looking for a Midwest headquarters location, there was one condition on which they wouldn’t waver: the building had to be dog-friendly. Fortunately, the Fulton Market Cold Storage building—now reborn as 1K Fulton—will welcome canines with open arms. In late April, the Google troops...

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A Doggone Good Outcome For Maggie Daley Park’s Unpopular Canine Ban
Feb27

A Doggone Good Outcome For Maggie Daley Park’s Unpopular Canine Ban

There were no TV crews at the Grant Park Advisory Council & Conservancy meeting on Thursday night. Not like a month ago when the agenda included the park’s dog ban—a move that generated considerable resident and media heat. No, the fourth estate has moved on, attracted to the next shiny object. In fact, the audience of locals was quite a bit smaller this time as well. The only thing I witnessed that might pass for canine activism...

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Full House And Media Frenzy Show Up As Grant Park Public Meeting Goes To The Dogs
Jan28

Full House And Media Frenzy Show Up As Grant Park Public Meeting Goes To The Dogs

Maggie Daley Park Field House was packed with residents and the media last night for a public meeting hosted by the Grant Park Conservancy & Advisory Council. The crowd sat politely for the first hour as Bob O’Neill, president of the conservancy, ticked off the park’s big accomplishments during 2014. There was nary a peep when Bob Raymond, director of planning and construction for the Chicago Park District, described the...

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Slice of Life: Motorcycle Dog

Living on Michigan Avenue, I see a lot of small dogs traveling in bags.  Sometimes it’s a proper Louis Vuitton dog case.  Sometimes it’s a crazy homeless lady’s dirty duffle bag.  And then there’s this. It’s a little hard to see in this CrappyCameraPhone™ picture, but there’s a little brown dog inside the black backpack, hanging on the motorcyclist going down state street. It’s...

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